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01Hidden20150607

An original short story by the poet David Harsent. Read by Pippa Haywood.

A new series in which poets adapt their own poems into short stories. 'Hidden' springs from David Harsent's poem sequence 'A Dream Book', from his collection 'Fire Songs', which won the 2014 TS Eliot Prize for Best Poetry Collection.

David Harsent has published eleven collections of poetry. The most recent, Fire Songs, came from Faber & Faber in August 2014. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Written by David Harsent

Read by Pippa Haywood

Produced by Mair Bosworth.

02A Potion20150614

An original short story by the poet Jacob Polley, read by Bryan Dick.

A new series in which poets adapt their own poems into short stories. 'A Potion' springs from Jacob Polley's poem 'The Remedy', from his 2003 collection 'The Brink'.

Jacob Polley is the author of three books of poetry, 'The Brink', 'Little Gods' and, most recently, 'The Havocs', as well as a novel, 'Talk of the Town'.

Written by Jacob Polley

Read by Bryan Dick

Produced by Mair Bosworth.